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This Practice Note examines the events and situations that may bring an agency arrangement to an end and the consequences of termination of an agency on the parties involved. This Practice Note does not consider the consequences of termination of a commercial agency, for which see: Termination of commercial agency arrangements .
An agency may be terminated by:
agreement of the parties
other act of the parties, or
operation of law
An agency may be terminated by the parties on agreement to do so or by either party due to acts by the other amounting to repudiation. Written agency agreements should set out any minimum terms and periods of notice applicable, events of breach for which the agreement may be terminated and any specific provisions applicable after notice of termination and termination taking effect. For a precedent that can be adapted as necessary see Sales and marketing agency agreement for goods—non-exclusive—pro-principal or Sales and marketing agency agreement for goods—exclusive—pro-principal.
Where the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/3053 do not apply, and in the absence of a written agreement to the contrary, either party may ter
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